Dana Air Resumes Flight Operations As FG Lifts Suspension

Dana-AirThe Federal Government yesterday, lifted the suspension it placed on Dana Air last Saturday thereby allowing it to resume scheduled flight operations today.

Dana Air’s operations were suspended by the Federal Ministry of Aviation over safety concerns.

A statement from Joe Obi, the special assistant on media to the Minister of Aviation said the airline is to resume normal operations today.

“Officials of the Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) met with the Management team from Dana Airlines yesterday in Abuja and deliberated on some safety issues in connection with the operations of the airline. At the end of the meeting, the suspension of the operations of the airline which took effect last Saturday was lifted. The airline is to resume normal operations immediately” he said.

“However, the particular aircraft which had a snag over the weekend is to remain grounded until after its air-worthiness has been recertified by Boeing, the manufacturer of the aircraft” he also said.

This latest development was confirmed by Dana Air spokesman Tony Usidamen.